The feasibility study is to implement carbon capture at a biomass combined heat and power (CHP) facility.

By Shardul Sharma

Aker Carbon Capture has been awarded a feasibility study to implement carbon capture at a biomass combined heat and power (CHP) facility in Germany, it said on October 11. The planned capture capacity will be 250,000 tonnes/year of CO2. For this project, Aker Carbon Capture aims to deliver its standardised Just Catch modular product.

The study will assess the optimal CO2 capture, conditioning, liquefaction, and temporary storage facilities, as well as the heat recovery potential and heat integration solutions. This will reduce the total heating and cooling demands related to capturing and conditioning the CO2.

"There is a clear momentum for carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) in the German market, building on the country's funding programme for climate protection, which was launched in June", said Jon Christopher Knudsen, COO at Aker Carbon Capture. 

This is the second study awarded to Aker Carbon Capture in Germany, Europe's largest economy and CO2 emitter. The country aims to cut its carbon dioxide emissions by 65% by 2030 compared with 1990 and to become carbon neutral by 2045. Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) has been identified as playing an important role in the country's goal to achieve these targets.

At Twence's waste-to-energy facility in the Netherlands, Aker Carbon Capture is currently delivering a Just Catch plant with a capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year of CO2. In May 2023, the company started the delivery of five Just Catch plants to Orsted's bioenergy facilities in Denmark, with a design capture capacity of 500,000 tonnes/year of CO2.